Rural sociologist interested in the interface between science and technology studies and political agroecology
Postdoctoral researcher interested in ethnoecology, historical ecology and indigenous resource management systems
Environmental scientist interested in biocultural diversity, agroecology, and political ecology.
Environmental biologist interested in agroecology, ethnobotany, and local ecological knowledge
Environmental scientist investigating local climate change impacts and adaptation strategies
Computer scientist interested in open science, citizen science, environmental activism and art
(Dr. phil in Cultural Anthropology, 1989, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.) is the Ethics Adviser of LICCI. He is a specialist in the field of anthropologically oriented network analysis. Empirically his research focuses on Africa, India, Russia and the Caucasus. His scholarly interests are migration regimes, development anthropology, and the ethical and socio-cultural dimensions of anthropology. He also has strong methodological foundations in the field of network analysis and participatory learning and research approaches.
(Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, 2015, Autonomous University of Barcelona) is an ethnoecologist based at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, the University of Helsinki, Finland. Most of his research focuses on the study of indigenous and local knowledge systems and the application of biocultural approaches to conservation and climate change adaptation. He has participated in international research projects in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Madagascar and has conducted more than 25 months of ethnographic fieldwork, mostly with Indigenous communities. He has co-authored over 35 scientific articles and is a Fellow of the IPBES Global Assessment.
(Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Life Sciences, 2016, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna) is Assistant Professor at the Department for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna. In his research, he focuses on ecological and socio-cultural sustainability of wild plant gathering. He adopts multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives from ethnobotany and organic farming and gained ample experience through working in several projects in European and non-European countries, rural and urban areas and on commercial and non-commercial gathering. In his collaboration with LICCI, he works on local climate-related indicators for wild plant gathering and the impact of a changing climate on gathering practices.
(Ph.D. in Sociology, 2012, Charles Sturt University, Australia) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA). Her research investigates environmental collective action, justice and values. She is passionate about social research methods and teaches a variety of quantitative and qualitative social research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her current project at ICTA is investigating international examples of collective adaptation to sea-level rise. In her collaboration with LICCI, she works on understanding the “bright spots” that show why and how local and indigenous communities adapt to climate change.
Francesca Lesi, environmental policy intern, 2019-2020
Marzia Panaccione, climate studies intern, 2019-2020
Corinne Drouin, project manager, 2018-2019
Claudia Geffner Fuenmayor, social & cultural anthropology intern, 2019
Ana Lleida Añón, social & cultural anthropology intern, 2019
Elisabet Marcos Furones, social & cultural anthropology intern, 2019
Denise Margaret S. Matias, post-doctoral research fellow, 2018-2019